In the morning I swapped to a hostel down the road and bumped into another girl from home. From Hamilton, from my school and in the year above me.
I was sure I recognised her when we got in the mini bus but did not click that she might actually be the person I know rather than just look like them. Small world or what.
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The round trip took 6hrs so pretty much filled my day and since I'd done a lot of walking I was happy to make some grub and have a quiet night.
The next day was a lazy beach day, which I haven't had many of in a while. I was mainly attempting to expand on the tan I had gotten from the previous fun day in the sun but not sure if it actually worked.
On the last day the Greyhound bus leaves at nine at night so I have another full day in Agnes Water before moving on to Rockhampton. In the morning I head off on a short woodland walk to a lookout point over Workmans beach which was an ok view but the off the track ones where you can climb up the rocks were much better. On the way back to town I made a rather unwanted wildlife encounter when I turned a corner and walked straight into a brown snake on the path. It was not best pleased and decided to have a go at me before slithering off into the scrub. No bites just a small heart attack. Quite happy I wore shoes as I'd spent the last couple of days mainly bare foot. Not a fan of wild snakes especially when they jump.
Yet another fun and very packed Greyhound bus takes me to Rockhampton where I annoyingly arrive in the middle of the night miles from the hostel. The hostel informed me to get a taxi and find someone else headed that way to split the cost but I find no one else. I'd prefer to walk but I guess a taxi is better than a hour walking with a rucksack in a town I don't know in the dark.